National Skate Patrol (NSP) is a network of proficient volunteers who
help skaters to better coexist with cyclists, pedestrians and other
park and trail users. These red-shirted volunteers conduct
braking clinics, offer tips on skate etiquette, and otherwise assist
new and experienced skaters alike. The National Skate Patrol was
developed in 1992 by the New York Road Skaters Association (NYRSA) and
The mission of the National
Skate Patrol is to provide a service to skaters using public skate
ways, be they parks, trails, or roads. NSP volunteers provide free
on-the-spot stopping instruction to skaters having difficulty skating
under control. In addition, they distribute skate safety maps and work
with the local police, parks departments, and skate retailers. Many are
Certified Instructors and all encourage skaters to follow the IISA
Rules of the Road.
There are NSP chapters in a number
of major US cities. For more information, please visit www.NationalSkatePatrol.org.